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Old 01-12-2020, 07:01 PM   #61
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how can i benchmark the SSD? thanks
You can use the following utilities.

CrystalDiskMark
https://crystalmark.info/en/software/crystaldiskmark/

AS SSD Benchmark
https://www.alex-is.de/PHP/fusion/do...?download_id=9
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Old 13-12-2020, 04:20 PM   #62
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Just got the Mac Mini M1 so that I can try the the UGreen 2.5Gbe cards.

iperf3 server: Mac Mini M1 (late 2020) with USB 3 Type C Ugreen 2.5Gbe card

iperf3 client: Acer Swift 3 Intel Core i5-8250U Windows 10 laptop (late 2017 model) with Ugreen USB 3 Type A 2.5Gbe card

First test: single direction test (iperf3 -c 192.168.88.2)
Second test: dual direction test (iperf 3 -c 192.168.88.2 --bidir)

mcuee@mcuees-Mac-mini ~ % iperf3 -s ----------------------------------------------------------- Server listening on 5201 ----------------------------------------------------------- Accepted connection from 192.168.88.3, port 13398 [ 5] local 192.168.88.2 port 5201 connected to 192.168.88.3 port 13399 [ ID] Interval Transfer Bitrate [ 5] 0.00-1.00 sec 267 MBytes 2.24 Gbits/sec [ 5] 1.00-2.00 sec 283 MBytes 2.37 Gbits/sec [ 5] 2.00-3.00 sec 283 MBytes 2.37 Gbits/sec [ 5] 3.00-4.00 sec 283 MBytes 2.37 Gbits/sec [ 5] 4.00-5.00 sec 283 MBytes 2.37 Gbits/sec [ 5] 5.00-6.00 sec 283 MBytes 2.37 Gbits/sec [ 5] 6.00-7.00 sec 283 MBytes 2.37 Gbits/sec [ 5] 7.00-8.00 sec 283 MBytes 2.37 Gbits/sec [ 5] 8.00-9.00 sec 283 MBytes 2.37 Gbits/sec [ 5] 9.00-10.00 sec 283 MBytes 2.37 Gbits/sec [ 5] 10.00-10.05 sec 13.2 MBytes 2.37 Gbits/sec - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - [ ID] Interval Transfer Bitrate [ 5] 0.00-10.05 sec 2.76 GBytes 2.36 Gbits/sec receiver ----------------------------------------------------------- Server listening on 5201 ----------------------------------------------------------- Accepted connection from 192.168.88.3, port 13713 [ 5] local 192.168.88.2 port 5201 connected to 192.168.88.3 port 13714 [ 8] local 192.168.88.2 port 5201 connected to 192.168.88.3 port 13715 [ ID][Role] Interval Transfer Bitrate [ 5][RX-S] 0.00-1.00 sec 215 MBytes 1.80 Gbits/sec [ 8][TX-S] 0.00-1.00 sec 235 MBytes 1.97 Gbits/sec [ 5][RX-S] 1.00-2.00 sec 202 MBytes 1.69 Gbits/sec [ 8][TX-S] 1.00-2.00 sec 280 MBytes 2.35 Gbits/sec [ 5][RX-S] 2.00-3.00 sec 189 MBytes 1.58 Gbits/sec [ 8][TX-S] 2.00-3.00 sec 283 MBytes 2.37 Gbits/sec [ 5][RX-S] 3.00-4.00 sec 206 MBytes 1.73 Gbits/sec [ 8][TX-S] 3.00-4.00 sec 281 MBytes 2.36 Gbits/sec [ 5][RX-S] 4.00-5.00 sec 206 MBytes 1.73 Gbits/sec [ 8][TX-S] 4.00-5.00 sec 282 MBytes 2.37 Gbits/sec [ 5][RX-S] 5.00-6.00 sec 204 MBytes 1.72 Gbits/sec [ 8][TX-S] 5.00-6.00 sec 282 MBytes 2.36 Gbits/sec [ 5][RX-S] 6.00-7.00 sec 180 MBytes 1.51 Gbits/sec [ 8][TX-S] 6.00-7.00 sec 282 MBytes 2.37 Gbits/sec [ 5][RX-S] 7.00-8.00 sec 178 MBytes 1.49 Gbits/sec [ 8][TX-S] 7.00-8.00 sec 282 MBytes 2.36 Gbits/sec [ 5][RX-S] 8.00-9.00 sec 208 MBytes 1.75 Gbits/sec [ 8][TX-S] 8.00-9.00 sec 282 MBytes 2.36 Gbits/sec [ 5][RX-S] 9.00-10.00 sec 208 MBytes 1.74 Gbits/sec [ 8][TX-S] 9.00-10.00 sec 282 MBytes 2.36 Gbits/sec [ 5][RX-S] 10.00-10.04 sec 6.56 MBytes 1.49 Gbits/sec [ 8][TX-S] 10.00-10.04 sec 10.4 MBytes 2.37 Gbits/sec - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - [ ID][Role] Interval Transfer Bitrate [ 5][RX-S] 0.00-10.04 sec 1.96 GBytes 1.67 Gbits/sec receiver [ 8][TX-S] 0.00-10.04 sec 2.72 GBytes 2.32 Gbits/sec sender -----------------------------------------------------------
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Old 18-12-2020, 11:13 AM   #63
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Are there any router with 2.5Gbps LAN port?
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Old 18-12-2020, 11:30 AM   #64
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Are there any router with 2.5Gbps LAN port?
With Single 2.5Gbe LAN port:
Asus RT-AX11000 and RT-AX86U
NETGEAR Nighthawk AX12 RAX200

Take note there are routers with 2.5Gbe WAN only (not LAN) which is useless with SingTel ISPs, eg, TP-Link AX11000 and AX6000.
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Old 18-12-2020, 11:37 AM   #65
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https://www.qnap.com/solution/2.5g/en-us/
QNAP has quite some 2.5Gbe solutions, like switch and NAS. Hopefully they will have a cheaper router with 4 x 2.5Gbe WAN/LAN ports as well.
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Old 19-12-2020, 09:06 AM   #66
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Are there any router with 2.5Gbps LAN port?
With Single 2.5Gbe LAN port:
Asus RT-AX11000 and RT-AX86U
NETGEAR Nighthawk AX12 RAX200

Take note there are routers with 2.5Gbe WAN only (not LAN) which is useless with SingTel ISPs, eg, TP-Link AX11000 and AX6000.
If you want to play with DIY router and want to take risks, Taobao has one interesting 4 port 2.5Gbe router on pre-order. I am quite interested in it but I do not want to take risks because of the pre-order. Rather I will wait and see the review first.

Intel J4125 CPU, 4 ports Realtek 8125B 2.5Gbe
https://m.tb.cn/h.4TCCszJ?sm=9c76e2
【预售春节前到货Intel J4125 4口2.5G软路由V2.0版本 X86小主机】

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Old 19-12-2020, 09:15 AM   #67
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If you want to play with DIY router and want to take risks, Taobao has one interesting 4 port 2.5Gbe router on pre-order. I am quite interested in it but I do not want to take risks because of the pre-order. Rather I will wait and see the review first.

Intel J4125 CPU, 4 ports Realtek 8125B 2.5Gbe
https://m.tb.cn/h.4TCCszJ?sm=9c76e2
【预售春节前到货Intel J4125 4口2.5G软路由V2.0版本 X86小主机】
Still the seller also says Intel 2.5Gbe card is better.

BTW, if you are into pfsense (FreeBSD based), here is the instructions for Realtek RTL-8125B FreeBSD driver installation.
https://forums.serverbuilds.net/t/gu...b-realtek/3555
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https://www.qnap.com/solution/2.5g/en-us/
QNAP has quite some 2.5Gbe solutions, like switch and NAS. Hopefully they will have a cheaper router with 4 x 2.5Gbe WAN/LAN ports as well.
i do want 2.5G switch but cant find any in stock. qnap 10g switch is also not expensive between $200~400 in amazon sg.

does the ugreen disconnect on heavy use? maybe you can try iperf for a few hours

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Old 19-12-2020, 01:45 PM   #69
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i do want 2.5G switch but cant find any in stock. qnap 10g switch is also between $200~400 in amazon.

does the ugreen disconnect on heavy use?
Haha, never done heavy testing for my two 2.5Gbe Ugreen adapters, only iperf3 tests.

For the other Ugreen gigabit USB 3 adapter, I have done extensive tests and no issues (including ≥200GB download from Google, for my Google Photos Takeout).

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Still the seller also says Intel 2.5Gbe card is better.

BTW, if you are into pfsense (FreeBSD based), here is the instructions for Realtek RTL-8125B FreeBSD driver installation.
https://forums.serverbuilds.net/t/gu...b-realtek/3555
I've heard even the Intel 2.5GbE NICs are flaky.
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Windows 10 has built in smb multichannel.

Just buy 2x cheap usb 3 gigabit adapters and connect to your gigabit router/switch. don't need to configure anything like teaming. As long as both source and destination computers each have 2 ethernet plugged in, the transfer speed will double



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Old 23-12-2020, 08:25 PM   #72
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Windows 10 has built in smb multichannel.

Just buy 2x cheap usb 3 gigabit adapters and connect to your gigabit router/switch. don't need to configure anything like teaming. As long as both source and destination computers each have 2 ethernet plugged in, the transfer speed will double
Nice, kind of cheap 2Gbps network.

Linux supports 802.3ad LACP based Link Aggregation.
http://linux-ip.net/html/ether-bonding.html

macOS has built-in support of 802.3ad LACP based link aggregation as well.
https://support.apple.com/en-in/guid.../mchlp2798/mac

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macOS uses the Link Aggregation Control Protocol (LACP) to negotiate the link aggregation. LACP must be supported on all link aggregation devices involved.

Many managed switches have an upper limit of 4 or 8 ports in an 802.3ad aggregated bond. macOS does not impose a limit to the number of physical ports that you can add to a bond.
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Nice, kind of cheap 2Gbps network.

Linux supports 802.3ad LACP based Link Aggregation.
http://linux-ip.net/html/ether-bonding.html

macOS has built-in support of 802.3ad LACP based link aggregation as well.
https://support.apple.com/en-in/guid.../mchlp2798/mac

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macOS uses the Link Aggregation Control Protocol (LACP) to negotiate the link aggregation. LACP must be supported on all link aggregation devices involved.

Many managed switches have an upper limit of 4 or 8 ports in an 802.3ad aggregated bond. macOS does not impose a limit to the number of physical ports that you can add to a bond.
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if source and destination pc is windows 10, dont need managed switch with lacp. can use existing equipment. windows will manage the traffic for you.

can u try file transfer between your 2.5G adapters? can it sustain 230MBps or faster?

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I've heard even the Intel 2.5GbE NICs are flaky.
Ah, you are right. Looks like Intel i225 v1 2.5Gbe controller has problems. But it is said that Intel i225 v2 silicon has fixed the issues.
https://forums.unraid.net/topic/9926...0-vs-amd-x570/
https://wccftech.com/intel-400-serie...e-fix-2h-2020/

Realtek and Marvell (Aquantia) are the other options. It seems to me AMD based motherboards typically use Realtek RTL8125B and RTL8125BG. Only higher end boards use Marvell AQC112C (2.5Gbe) or AQC111C (2.5Gbe/5Gbe).

My two Ugreen USB 2.5Gbe adapters also use Realtek 8125B.

I think year 2021 or 2022 will be the years for 2.5Gbe and Wifi 6/6E. They match pretty well.

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if source and destination pc is windows 10, dont need managed switch with lacp. can use existing equipment. windows will manage the traffic for you.

can u try file transfer between your 2.5G adapters? can it sustain 230MBps or faster?
I will try it later this week.
I do not have two Windows computers to try so I will try between the Acer Swift 3 and the Mac Mini M1. My iperf 3 tests were done between the two.

The beefy Dell Windows 10 laptop is from work so it is locked down and no file copying is allowed.
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